Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Two men murdered over three days in Portland

Two men were killed in separate incidents over a three-day period in Portland, resulting in probes being launched by police investigators there.

The deceased have been identified as 57-year-old Desmond Prince of Diamond district in Buff Bay, Portland, and 74-year-old farmer, Fitzroy Buckley, also of the parish.

In the latest incident, Prince was shot dead at his home by a gunman on Wednesday night.

According to police reports, at about 9pm, Prince was pounced upon by a man who opened gunfire, hitting Prince several times, before fleeing the location.

The wounded man was assisted to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His attacker remains on the run.

Prince's killing came on the heels of Monday's gruesome discovery of Buckley's headless body.

A person of interest relative to Buckley’s killing has been taken into custody by the police for questioning.

It was reported that at about 6am on Monday, residents stumbled upon the Buckley’s headless body in Reach district.

The police were alerted and after on-the-scene investigation, the body was removed to the morgue, pending a post-mortem examination.

It is suspected that the victim’s head was severed during a dispute.

Investigations continue into the incident.

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